But that didn't stop Nikita Khrushchev from summoning the members of the 'Central Committee' of the CPSU to convene for a meeting at the Politburo, following the demise of Tavarish Stalin, and the subsequent Khrushchev's assuming of power.
Nikita's speech was revolving around one topic: condemnation of Stalin's sole possession of power, Stalin's deviation from Leninism, Stalin's mischievous behaviour toward the principles of communism...bla ... bla ... bla...
While he was standing to the top of the mahogany conference table, delivering his speech, Nikita was handed a small piece of paper. On it was a note scribbled by one of the meeting's attendees.
"Where were you Tavarish Nikita when the late Stalin was violating our principles? and what did you do to confront his misconduct?"
Khrushchev, known for his political sagacity, read the note out loud to his comrades ...
After pausing for a moment, he took his gaze off the paper and looked around at the lame faces in front of him and said confidently:
"Who wrote this? Where is he?"
There wasn't any audible reply, horrible silence was dominating the scene.Then, without further ado, Nikita added:
"I've been there all these years during Stalin's tenure, I've been exactly at the place of the person who has written this note"
It's no secret that the majority of world's states are ruled by military boots. At this moment of time where few courageous people are slating the lack of freedom of speech and the arbitrary imprisonment of human right activists. I find myself obliged to resort to my comfort zone, pledging allegiance to the silent majority.